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Crosby City Council members want embattled mayor to resign after arrest on four felonies
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Man agrees to $2 million settlement after St. Paul police biting, kicking incident
Minn. man convicted of attempted murder loses appeal centering on photo ID
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
ND native who once made 2,750 free throws in a row dies at 94
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Keith L. Sorenson
Doris I. Rasmusson
Cleo J. Holtberg
David "Doc" Halliday
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Dave & Vivian Swanson
January 11, 2017
Bystander CPR may boost survival odds when ambulance delayed
Cardiac arrest patients who get cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from a bystander at the scene may have better survival odds even when an...
January 11, 2017 - 10:46pm
April 13, 2016
Small-town Minnesota grocers look to state for help
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s small-town grocery stores are closing at a rate that is expected to speed up as their owners age. In most cases, owners have no plans to transfer ownership, leaving communities without local stores. State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, is seeking $10...
April 13, 2016 - 11:00pm
March 24, 2016
Ridgewater to host FAFSA Night Tuesday
WILLMAR – Ridgewater College will host free spring FAFSA Nights to offer advice for students and parents about applying for financial aid. The events will be 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the Willmar campus and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the Hutchinson campus. The events are free,...
March 24, 2016 - 11:23pm
January 4, 2016
Spicer woman co-founds organization to help widows in Uganda
WILLMAR — Every time she travels to Uganda, Tonya Thimons sees women who once seemed without hope transformed in just a few months into people...
January 4, 2016 - 11:44pm
May 11, 2015
USDA offers bird flu help online
Bird flu is a huge and growing threat to U.S. agriculture, both nationally and in the Upper Midwest, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has assembled a number of online resources to help producers, consumers, the news media and others. The U.S. is the world’s largest producer...
May 11, 2015 - 11:39pm
February 24, 2015
How to help organizations helping Phoenix, the burned dog rescued in Redby, Minn.
How to help organizations helping Phoenix, the dog rescued in Redby, Minn. RELATED: Young dog found in burning dumpster being cared for at Twin Cities clinic To help Phoenix, you can donate to: Act V Rescue PO Box 385731 Bloomington, MN 55438 Online at www.actvrescue.org....
February 24, 2015 - 8:00am
October 4, 2012
Middle Aged Plague blog: 'The least of these' are great indeed
October 4, 2012 - 11:07am
January 25, 2011
Angels who took a chance
In June of 2010, my 57-year-old brother moved up here from Arizona. Scott is a friendly, hardworking individual who drove to Willmar in three and a half days by himself. What makes this story unique is that he is a high-functioning developmentally disabled person. He has always worked...
January 25, 2011 - 8:50am
November 1, 2010
Letter: Help 'Be the Match'
I would like to encourage those who are willing and able to consider joining "Be the Match." This registry is for being a potential donor for someone who needs a bone marrow transplant. In many cases bone marrow is no longer taken from the hip, but instead blood is taken from one...
November 1, 2010 - 12:00am
June 25, 2010
Volunteers needed in Wadena, Otter Tail counties
WADENA, Minn. - Volunteers are still needed here and in Wadena and Otter Tail counties for tornado cleanup. Volunteers should call 211 from a landline or (800) 543-7709 from a cell phone or check in at the old Pamida parking lot on U.S. Highway 71 in Wadena. The volunteer center...
June 25, 2010 - 3:21pm
June 21, 2010
Commentary: Voter unrest could also help out the Democrats
It's hard to call the outcomes of recent primaries a "voter uprising." It looks more like democracy in action than a series of coup d'etats. Replacing party establishment favorites with others is only a revolution if one believes in the divine right of incumbents. From a purely partisan...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
March 18, 2010
Editorial: Pawlenty veto hurts, Gimse was of no help
Gov. Tim Pawlenty's recent moves for political advantage -- both statewide and for his presidential campaign -- on the capital investment bonding bill hurt Willmar and Kandiyohi County. While the bonding bill passed -- 89-44 in the House and 49-17 in the Senate -- with Republican...
March 18, 2010 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
After day of aches, pains flu help line appears to be on track
ST. PAUL -- Flu-stricken Minnesotans are finding a shorter wait for medical advice when they call a state hotline. "The wait times have improved," Buddy Ferguson of the Minnesota Health Department said Friday afternoon. "Right now, it is looking like two to four hours for a nurse...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2009
State establishes influenza help line
ST. PAUL -- Operators are standing by to answer calls from feverish, coughing and achy Minnesotans. What Minnesota health officials call the country's first statewide flu help line that can prescribe medicine launched Wednesday at (866) 259-4655. Minnesota FluLine, open 24 hours...
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am
July 25, 2009
Commentary: Help is wanted ... that is not always true
I got my first job when I was 15. Before that, I baby-sat, did piece work for a leather company that didn't care how old you were and worked at a dusty day camp. The Pewter Pot Muffin Shop in Salem, Mass., was a major step up: 99 cents an hour plus tips could add up to three or four...
July 25, 2009 - 12:00am